Classifying Polygons, Quadrilaterals, and Triangles PowerPoint Lesson: 2D Shapes

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5th - 6th
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This Classifying Polygons, Quadrilaterals, and Triangles PowerPoint Lesson is the perfect addition to your 5th grade math classroom! Students will learn about polygons and how to classify quadrilaterals and triangles into a hierarchy through PowerPoint lessons and matching activities.

This 2-Dimensional Figures Lesson Includes the Following Topics:

  • Geometry Vocabulary
  • Regular Polygons and Irregular Polygons
  • Specific Types of Polygons
  • Polygon Hierarchies
  • Quadrilaterals: includes both the inclusive and exclusive definition of a trapezoid
  • Triangles
  • The Quadrilateral Hierarchy
  • The Triangle Hierarchy

Lesson Includes:

  • 166 Scaffolded Slides
  • Teacher Notes with Tips and Strategies through the Lesson
  • It is broken into 6 different topics
  • Includes Videos and Songs to keep students engaged (my 5th graders LOVE these)
  • You can also drag this lesson into your Google Drive™ and open with Google Slides™

Common Core Aligned: 5.G.B.4, 5.G.B.3


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Do you teach about Classifying Polygons? Here are some other resources:

  1. 5th Grade Geometry Standards Interactive Notebook
  2. Classifying Polygons Worksheets
  3. Quadrilateral Discovery Activity: FREE!
  4. Triangle Task Cards: Print and Digital
  5. Quadrilateral and Triangle Hierarchy Reference Sheet
  6. Geometry Vocabulary Reference Sheet
  7. 2-Dimensional Figures Task Cards: Print and Digital
  8. Polygon Hierarchies Sort: Print and Digital
  9. Geometry "Guess it" Game
  10. Small Group Sort Cards
  11. Classifying Polygons Unit Test OR Study Guide

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166 Slides
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.


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